John Carpenter, creator of the original Halloween films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the iconic horror movie. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co-finance development and production. Producers are Malek Akkad under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Miramax holds worldwide distribution rights and will… Read more »
AICN COMICS PODCAST – OLDTRON EDITION: Bug and Douche look at the beginning of CIVIL WAR II! The end of SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN! Gene Ha’a MAE! & Hanna Barbera’s return in FUTURE QUEST!
Mark L. Miller aka Ambush Bug here. In this week’s latest and greatest podcast, our Poptards host Johnny Destructo sits out due to a break-dancing injury, leaving the ever-cheery Optimous Douche and myself to wag out lips about CIVIL WAR II #0 (w – Brian Michael Bendis, a – Olivier Coipel, 24:00), SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #7 (w – Max Landis, a – Jock, 37:00), MAE #1 (w – Gene Ha, a – Gene Ha, 47:00), and FUTURE QUEST #1 (w – Jeff Parker, a – Evan Shaner & Steve Rude, 54:00)! As always, that sweet, sweet jack@$$ery is sporked in free of charge!
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Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has an impressive new tattoo which pays homage to the King of Pop.
Paris’s new ink was …
One night after her show-stealing performance of “It Ain’t Me Babe” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas,…
By sheer happenstance — because sometimes in New York it can seem that everything really is happening somewhere nearby — I saw a revival of Tennessee Williams’ lyrically overwrought drama Orpheus Descending in a tenderly lucid, gripping production staged by Austin Pendleton in a Christopher Street church, poor-theater style with not much more than a few sticks of furniture. The language and a fine company did the rest. That was just a few days before Hadestown, which…
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Carpenter is coming back – stop all film production, let him do everything he wants, give him all the $$$$
Hey folks, Harry here reporting with a shit-eating grin that Jason Blumhouse managed to convince John Carpenter to Godfather a new outing of HALLOWEEN as Producer and Composer. What does this mean? Here’s something Carpenter says in the press release:
“HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said. “I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary.”
At the Press Event in L.A. John mentioned that he had to miss a basketball game to attend – and some may feel that is a joke, but if you know John Carpenter… for him to miss a Playoff Game… That’s a pretty big deal for him, he LOVES the game. LOVES LOVES LOVES. So, I take that little nugget from the event to be a very good sign. I love John, he was one of my first heroes to welcome me into their home a few times and as a movie poster & lobby card enthusiast, we chatted a lot about posters we were always hunting for, for the longest time his search for a set of lobby cards to RIO BRAVO was driving him nuts. Then we told collector loss tales like when he lost a house in a fire that devastated his collection. Similarly, a busted pipe destoryed a ton of our stuff when I was in High School.
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The Man In The High Castle‘s Frank Spotnitz wasted no time tonight addressing the elephant in the DGA Theater – sort of. “No, I am hugely proud of the show and very excited about its future as well,” said the now ex-showrunner on if he had anything to add to the news that Deadline broke last week that he is stepping down from the position. “I am really glad that you guys are here to call attention to the amazing work that everyone on stage has done,” he added at the start…
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Solomon Grundy Is Coming To GOTHAM!!
I am – Hercules!!
Originally depicted in 1944’s All-American Comics #61 as an enemy of Alan Scott, DC Comics’ first Green Lantern, Solomon Grundy went on to battle Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and any number of other DC heroes.
Grundy’s origins are similar to those of DC’s more heroic Swamp Thing, who did not happen along until the 1970s. Like Swamp Thing, Grundy began life as a man but died violently in a swamp, only to be resurrected with key body parts replaced with “swamp matter” – decaying leaves, branches, moss and fauna.
In James Robinson’s brilliant 1990s Starman comic we learned that Grundy comes back differently every time he is “killed.” A surprisingly benign iteration of Grundy befriended at least two iterations of Starman; this Grundy ended up sacrificing his life to save Starman Jack Knight’s life.
Cyrus Gold, who morphed into the print version of Grundy, appeared in three season-two episodes of “Arrow.”
I sense we’ve already glimpsed The Court of Owls, the Tweedle Bros., Clayface, Killer Croc and The Mad Hatter in and out of Dr. Strange’s basement this season, and series writer-producer John Stephens says we’ll be seeing them next season.
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John Carpenter, the creator of the original Halloween films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the horror movie, it was jointly announced today by Miramax and Trancas International Films. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co- finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.
Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, said it will…
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Break out that bottle of rosé — “The Bachelorette” is back! This season’s victim, er…star, is Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher, a Dallas, Texas real estate broker, who was runner up on Season 20 of “The Bachelor” with Ben Higgins. Last time we checked in with JoJo, she heard these words courtesy of Higgins: “I didn’t know if… Read more »